Federation of Uganda Football Association has confirmed the suspension of newly appointed SC Villa CEO Brenda Nambalirwa Kawuma.
FUFA says that Nambalirwa took football matters to ordinary courts which is against FUFA statutes, which member of UPL side Villa, is bound by.
It should be remembered that SC Villa Presidential Elections were suspended on August 28 2021 after a directive from the High Court of Civil Division of Kampala following a petition from Nambalirwa.
“The FUFA Ethics and Disciplinary Committee initiated disciplinary charges against Ms Nambalirwa Brenda Kawuma relating to her actions for taking football matters to ordinary courts of law before exhausting the FUFA judicial processes. The actions by Nambalirwa were in contravention with the provisions of FUFA, CAF and FIFA Statutesreads a document from FUFA
“The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee served Nambalirwa with the details of the disciplinary charges and requested her to submit her defence by 11th October 2021.
FUFA’s Ethics and Disciplinary Committee has instructed Nambalirwa to stop taking part in all football related activities nationally until the disciplinary case is concluded.
Nambalirwa was confirmed as SC Villa CEO last week by club’s Trustees to replace Shawn Mubiru in dramatic turn of events.
The Presidential Elections, which FUFA insists that must be held by October 25, were stopped on polling day in August with a host of Villa fans lined up at Speke Hotel in Kampala to cast their vote.
In an interview with the Observer, Nambalirwa on reason as to why she went to court, said: “The SC Villa Election Committee did not release the voters register in the time they had promised to, which made the whole process suspicious. Without knowing the actual people and the number eligible to vote always created a possibility for fraud and vote rigging.”
Nambalirwa’s suspension is the latest twist in the ongoing saga at SC Villa as the club grapples to find new leadership.